Jill Schaefer

Senior Proposal LAB Manager, Client Development

“I am a lover of the written word and storytelling. My biggest reward is getting to spend each day doing what I love to do: Writing!”

As a Senior Proposal LAB Manager, Jill’s role is to corral Brandtrust’s best and brightest thinking, wrangle it onto the page, and delight clients with proposals that can inspire a new way of thinking about how to solve their business challenges. Her work spans across numerous industries and clients, and she loves that diversity, having spent most of her career in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Jill has a background rich in communications, proposal and content development, and project management experience in the healthcare and pharma industries at Kaiser Permanente and Eli Lilly and Company, and in the agency world at Weber Shandwick and Ogilvy Public Relations, where she was a consultant for world-class companies including Genentech, Pfizer, Bayer, and GSK, to name a few.

Outside of Brandtrust, Jill enjoys cooking, exploring the robust dining scene, and traveling the world. Originally from Indiana, this domestic nomad has also lived coast to coast with stints in the Big Apple, San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles. Thrilled to be back in the Midwest and closer to family, Jill has found the perfect balance between working in the big city and residing in the enchanting natural beauty and small-community feel of Chicago’s North Shore.